TDC Policies

JOINING The Dance Company of Los Gatos
The Dance Company of Los Gatos runs on an 10-month program from September to June. The monthly tuition rates listed, for 2017-2018, reflect the total number of classes attended per week by all members of a single family,  averaged over the ten-month period. Monthly tuition is ALWAYS the same (from September through June) regardless of the number of classes in the month. 

ANNUAL JUNE RECITAL 
Every dance year we have an end of the year recital. All dancers/classes will participate in a recital show and possibly more. Recital is optional; however 99% of our dancers do participate and love this opportunity to perform with their classmates on stage! Costumes are ordered in February and will be delivered to the studio in the spring. All classes are "locked" in February to prepare for recial shows. 

2018 Dance Recital 
Date: TBA
Location:Heritage Theater

Location:Los Gatos High School (Tiny Tots show) 

OTHER COSTS: A REASONABLE ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Costume $55-$75 per class
Recital Tickets $25-$38 per ticket
Recital Photo Package (optional)
Recital DVD (optional)
Dance shoes and clothing per dress code

CLASS OBSERVATIONS
In order to provide your children with the highest quality of instruction, we need parents to work with us when observing your child's class. Observers and parents may watch the 1st week of every month through our viewing windows, as long as it does not disrupt the students or the teacher. Only teachers and students are allowed in the classroom; no parents or visitors please. 

MAKE UP AND MISSED CLASSES
Due to limited classroom space, there are no make-ups, credits or refunds for missed classes.

CLASS SIZES AND ATTENDANCE
Class sizes are limited and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please plan to arrive to class early with a few minutes to spare. Any students that arrive more than 15 minutes late will have their participation evaluated at the sole discretion of the teacher. This is strictly a safety issue as a student could suffer serious injury if they have not properly stretched.

TDC DANCERS
Dancers need to arrive to class dressed properly – hair tied back, shoes, leotard etc. See “Dress Code”. No baggy clothes that will prevent the instructor from seeing the body alignment – exceptions for hip hop. It is also important mentally for the dancers to be dressed properly for dance. Make sure you bring the proper shoes. Dancers arriving to class in inappropriate or revealing clothing will not be permitted to dance that day.

FOOD
No food, drinks or gum are allowed in the dance studios. Water is always allowed. 

DROPPING A CLASS
All requests to drop must be submitted BY EMAIL BEFORE the 1st of the month. Please Note - if a drop notice is not received within  the end of the month, you will be billed and responsible for the following month's non-refundable tuition on the 1st. Please send a drop notification to thedancecompanysj@yahoo.com

BILLING/ TUITION
Please E mail thedancecompanysj@yahoo.com with any billing/tuition questions. The Dance Company of Los Gatos accepts only automatic credit card payments for tuition.  We do not accept cash or checks. Tuition is due on the 1st of each month and is considered delinquent if not paid by 6pm on the 5th. A late payment charge of $10 will be applied to any account whose credit card has not been successfully authorized by the 5th of the month. If you need to update your credit card on file, please do so BEFORE tuition is due. A link has been added to the TDC website to allow for easy updating.

Dress Code

Dress Code

Combo/Tiny Tots-Any style or color leotard and  skirt. Please make sure skirt is  above the knee. Ballet and Tap shoes required.
Pre Ballet ( No tap shoes needed)

Jazz: Any style leotard or dance attire. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/ pants). Jazz shoes are required.

Lyrical: Any style leotard or dance attire. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/ pants). Jazz  or lyrical shoes are required.
 
Ballet: Black leotard (no skirt), pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair up in a bun. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Adult Shoes

Child Shoes

Adult Tights

Child Tights

Tumbling: Any style leotard or dance attire. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/ pants). No Shoes or Full Footed tights 

Hip Hop: Comfortable clothing. No tight jeans. No skirts, no flip flops, no elevated shoes of any sort. Sneakers preferred. 

Tap: Comfortable dance attire. No pants that drag on the floor, feet must be visible. Tap shoes required.

Flex/Turns/Jumps: Any style leotard or dance attire. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/ pants). 

Cheer: Any style shorts or shirt or dance attire. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/ pants). Sneakers are required.

 

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DROPPING A CLASS
All requests to drop must be submitted BY EMAIL  BEFORE the 1st of the month. Please Note - if a drop notice is not received within  the end of the month, you will be billed and responsible for the following month's non-refundable tuition on the 1st. Please send a drop notification to thedancecompanysj@yahoo.com . If a dancer drops all classes for any period of time, a re-registration fee of $25 will be added to their first month’s tuition when they return.  

REFUND POLICY

There are no refunds after the first class. If your dancer(s) drop from the class we will need written notice otherwise you will continue to be billed for tuition.

There are no discounts or refunds for classes missed. If a student drops out for a month to return the following month, there will be a re-registration fee of $25.00 added to the month’s tuition. If a class is missed by the teacher and a substitute can not be found, the class will be canceled and a make-up will be scheduled at a later date.

Cancellation: If enrollment in a class is not four or more dancers, we will not offer the class and you will receive a full refund. The Dance Company has designed its classes to provide not only the
fundamentals necessary for growth, but also for a healthy environment to express talent and a passion for the arts.

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